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[Windows] A tutorial to install gcc 64 bit should be part of the readme #232

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TannerMoore opened this Issue Nov 22, 2018 · 3 comments

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TannerMoore commented Nov 22, 2018

I had to install GCC specifically for this library. It was quite a pain to do that and took a bit of research to get done. But then I started getting weird errors suggesting that the 32bit GCC was not the proper architecture to support the library. I then spent even more time getting the 64 bit GCC on my computer, but the install did not result in a gcc.exe, so I still couldn't get the library to compile... Installing GCC is worthy of a tutorial.

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tapir commented Nov 22, 2018

sorry, not gonna happen. cgo (part of go) requires gcc to work. you should learn how to setup your go environment via official channels. this is not the place for such tutorial.

https://golang.org/doc/install -> this page mentions you need gcc if you want to use cgo.

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dmitshur commented Nov 22, 2018

Given how often this comes up, and how difficult it is to figure out on one's own, I agree it would be helpful to say something.

We shouldn't maintain such tutorials ourselves, but linking to some recommended resources should be okay, as long as someone is willing to maintain such a recommendation.

/cc @slimsag who I think is somewhat familiar with a functional way to install a 64-bit GCC on Windows.

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